I realize that not everyone has seen Lord of the Rings (hereby referred to as LOTR). I mean, I get it. I just assume everyone in MY life has seen it. Maybe not the extended editions, but the original theatrical release at least. It has come to my attention that this is not the case. You can imagine my heartbreak.
In one recent case, I convinced her to try it out. Just watch the first one, I said, and see what you think. She blew through the trilogy in less than a week and adored it. As I knew she would.
In another case, Estelle, whom I hold in the highest esteem as an educated, funny, clever, thoughtful and all around amazing person, told me she had never seen the movies. Well, she didn't so much tell me as much as I was eavesdropping on Twitter but you get what I mean...
So I decided to make my case for all of you out there who haven't watched LOTR. Know that I love these movies more than any other movies. The Two Towers (#2 in the trilogy) is my favorite movie of all time. ALL. TIME. Obviously I will be biased. It's also worth noting that I haven't read the books - yet - but I have read The Hobbit. But that's a nerd post for another time.
Cool shit happens. Like CRAZY COOL. Like explosions and massive beasties and incredibly intense battle scenes.
Because this is a fantasy world, pretty much ANYTHING can happen. This keeps you guessing. This keeps you hoping. This keeps you on the edge of your seat.